A young man has admitted possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Keegan Barlow, aged 20, of Gilbert Grove, Tonge Moor, appeared at Bolton Crown Court yesterday, Tuesday, May 23.

The court heard how, on August 11 last year, Barlow had both diamorphine and crack cocaine in his possession.

Appearing in court wearing a grey tracksuit, he pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.

The first charge was for the possession of the diamorphine and the second was for the crack cocaine.

Diamorphine is another term for heroin.

Defence barrister Constance Halliwell said: “He has suffered from significant mental health difficulties over the course of the past 12 months.”

She told the court she was waiting for psychiatric and probation reports on him.

Judge Tom Gilbart ordered for an extension on a curfew order which had previously been placed on Barlow, prohibiting him from leaving the house between 8pm and 7am.

Addressing the defendant, he said: “You pleaded guilty in relation to a number of matters and you will be sentenced for them.

“To adjourn will be the correct course in relation to your relatively young age to allow for a report from probation service, and there will be a psychiatric report.

“The charges you face are serious. The starting point for the court will be considering immediate custody.

“You must make sure you meet the probation service. You must continue to observe that curfew.”

Judge Gilbart set the sentencing date for Wednesday, July 19.